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>>> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> president obama makes his case for four more years saying, quote, i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. >> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time now to look at the weather. >> gwen tolbart is in for tucker barnes this morning. >> i know this is wisdom's favorite day. he was saying friday eve yesterday. >> that's right. >> he is excited. >> closing it out. >> we'll close it out pretty good because we've got sunshine for you today. expected to be a dry day and it will be a hot one know. satellite-radar composite showing you not a whole lot going on right now. we have a few clouds and fog well to the west but other than that, things are looking really good out there. yesterday's highs, 84 degrees at reagan national airport. 86 at dulles and 85 at bwi thurgood marshall. 72 at d.c. 69 at baltimore. so another hot day. 90degrees is where we're headed. a southerly wind flow from five to 10 miles per hour. we'll have no shortage of sunshine today so looking good. i'll h
these united states. [ cheering and applause ] ♪ [ music ] ♪ [ springsteen music ] ♪ we take care of our own ♪ forever it's our home ♪ ♪ we take care of our own ♪ we take care of our own ♪ where every road is home we take of our own ♪ we take care of our own ♪ where every place is home we take care of our own ♪ ♪[ music ] ♪ ♪ ♪[ music ] ♪ >> now the candidates are nominated. the republicans have made their case. the democrats have made their case. as we do each four years, the party faithful cheer and now the season can begin. labor day has passed and now in earnest we'll work our way toward november the 6th and the kickoff for the democrats was tonight. mike emanuel is in the skybox as the confetti falls inside the arena. mike, thoughts? >> bottom line is the latest polls suggest it's essentially a tie, 46% for barack obama and joe biden, 46% for mitt romney and paul ryan. the big picture is what really matters is the 8% of americans at home watching. did the speech tonight move any of them into the obama/biden column? pol
.1%. >>> president obama and mitt romney expected to call benjamin netanyahu today, who is in the united states right now. the president has been criticized for not meeting with the israeli prime minister. yesterday secretary of state hillary clinton sat down with him, though, in new york. >>> mitt romney will focus on fund-raising tonight. he hopes to bring in $7.5 million for his campaign at two events in the boston area. romney spent yesterday campaigning in northern virginia. he met with veterans and their families in springfield. romney trails the president in virginia in recent polls. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum going forward. >> you don't have a great opportunity with debates to talk about my vision, vision for the country. the president will talk about his. those who believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take pla
, the president of the united states will accept his party's presidential nomination at the conclusion of the dnc. >> choosing charlotte to host our convention was no accident. north carolina is a critical battle ground state in the election. >> reporter: the dnc chairman says this convention is anything but conventional. >> we're doing things differently than any convention you've ever seen. we're throwing the doors open and inviting thousands of americans to be part of this convention in many different ways. >> reporter: the dnc is known for its firsts. in 1832, the first dnc was held in a baltimore saloon. a hundred years later, franklin delano roosevelt was the first major party candidate to accept the nomination in person. in 1940, fdr's wife eleanor was the first woman to address a national political convention. in 1984, geraldine ferraro was the first woman placed on the national ticket by a major party. in 2000, the first jewish candidate. and this year, the first hispanic to deliver the keynote address at the dnc. preparations for the four-day convention have been under way for months. t
of the united states will accept his party's presidential nomination at the conclusion of the dnc. >> susan charlotte to host our convention was no accident. north carolina is a critical battleground state in the 2012 election. >> the chairwoman says this convention is anything but conventional. >> we are doing things differently than any convention we have seen. we are throwing the doors open and inviting thousands of americans to be part of this convention in many different ways. >> the d.n.c. is known for its first. it was held in a baltimore saloon. 100 years later, franklin roosevelt was the first major party candidate to
with him. >> i accept your nominates for president of the united states -- nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: friday before leaving florida romney greeted supporters at a sendoff rally. >> the convtion was a magnificent and wonderful opportunity for us to share our message with the american people thanks in large measure to the folks here in florida and now we really do need you to get out there and get your friends to vote. >> rorter: the president meanwhile headed to el paso, texas, to speak to troops in what was billed as a noncampaign event to highlight the second anniversary of his decision to end u.s. combat in iraq. >> at the time i know some folks didn't believe me. they were skeptical. some thought the end of combat was just war games and semantics, but i meant what i said. >> reporter: but the vice presidential candidates were also in action. in richmond republican candidate paul ryan appeared with house gop leader eric cantor of virginia. >> i don't want to bore you by saying the same thing over again, but it bears repeating. if we stay on the
the next president and vice president of the united states of america. let's get on with a wonderful convention. >> joining us now from the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. mark, i want to start with this issue of healthcare because it was paramount tonight. at one point an emotional speech and film by a mother by the name of stacy lynn, her daughter zoe has a congenital heart defect. democrats are not running from the issue of what republicans call obamacare are not tonight they appear to be embracing it. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, tom. they're not shying away. they're using it as something that's affirmative. they're talking about seven presidents in 90 years tried to get this done. they're talking about preexistinnditions. they're talking about lifetime cams. they're trying to talk about a new -- caps. they're trying to talk about a new world that makes it more secure for all americans. the big cheer was for julian castro, mayor of san antonio, who is giving the keynote right now and so also they showed
to be the next president of the united states. states. >> we'll have more of last night's big speech and a look ahead at tonight's address from president obama including details on a last-minute change of venue. fox 5 news continues right now. >>> live look outside right now. it is thursday, september 6th, as we bring the week to a close. one more day, friday, and then it is the weekend. >> yeah. >> happy thursday. >> happy thursday. >> happy friday eve. >> i know all the kids are back in school. it certainly feels like summer. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. >> i never heard that term before, friday eve. >> i think julie wright. ed that phrase. >> she did? >> we look forward to the friday because then we know we can sleep. >> for some of us who work on the weekend. >> that's true. we're glad you're here with us. >> turn is on vacation and let's take a look now at satellite-radar composite and show you what is going on there. some of you are see ago few light showers that are popping up out to the west. that will be the story in the course of the morning hours. a few isolated showers a
was the president of the united states. >> as i understand it, a call for d.c. statehood is not part of the democratic platform this time around. have you -- what are your feelings about that? have you been able to express any concerns to the dnc chairwoman? >> actually, for the first time, all of the elements of d.c. statehood for the first time ever are in the platform. the platform says that the district of columbia is entitled to full and equal congressional rights [ indiscernible ] the economy and to a local government with no interference from the house or senate. that is the sum total of statehood, the words statehood for technical reasons -- i hope it's only for technical reasons -- are not in the platform but we have never had statehood spelled out in this way in the platform before. so that is not a real grievance this time of the we would like to get actual word "statehood" in, but in many ways it's more important to spell out what it means. >> so i may be being a bit too picky then because of the word statehood is not there. >> you're not. there are, of course, some peop
around. can elect mitt romney the next president of the united states, and we can get america back on track. >> there's one more stop, this time in louisiana to survey the damage from isaac. back to you. >> craig boswell reporting live. think for the update. >>> obama campaign workers preparing for an event in three doe got a surprise today, a visit from the romney campaign bus. it drove by the rally site, didn't stop. mitt romney will spend much of the week in new hampshire preparing for the upcoming presidential debate. paul ryan is in north carolina today and will be in iowa tomorrow and wednesday. >> the clean up continues for areas along the gulf coast devastated by hurricane isaac and although the number of homes without power has decreased drastically, about 7% of louisiana remains in the dark tonight. fox's casey steegle is in new orleans with the report. >> reporter: no rest for the weary for emergency and rescue crews on the ground in and around the city of new orleans as the cleanup for hurricane isaac continues. today president obama will be visiting the region. in fac
road in front of him. luigi set off to ride his bike across the united states. he has leukemia and just finished a round of chemotherapy. he rode through ohio and on to chicago, passed stunning views in montana. in just 35 days, he made it across the canadian border and on to vancouver. >> i think i told you when i left, i didn't know whether i was able to, you know, finish one day, let alone the whole ride. i'm here in vancouver with more than 3,000 miles and just, really happy. >> along the way, he blogged and raised money for the leukemia and lymphoma society. >> thank you so much for the support. keep them coming. >> and they did. he wanted to raise $10,000. he raised $25,000 and he didn't just raise money, he raised hope. >> by luigi being able to go out there and do this and say you're not in this alone is really inspirational. >> so many times i thought, let's find an excuse here, because with everybody following me here, i cannot say i'm sorry, i quit. >> he drew strength from friends and family. even from strangers. >> he leaves you with a lot of joy. i think that's the
of challenges they face. >> yeah, i think school districts are pretty much the same across the united states in dealing with issues. i think we're still have struggling with the economy and i think that is a challenge for us. as enrollment grows, we need more staff to deal with that but we may not have the revenue. i think that will be the biggest challenge for my successor to figure out how to balance that. >> we wish you well. we appreciate so much you happening with us this morning and happy retirement to you. >> that is 10 months away. >> you got a little ways to go. >> thank you so much. >> kind of exciting for him too. >> to close a chapter and then for fairfax county schools to end one and go to the next chapter. >> start a new one. you kind of saw our live shot out there, a little gray and a little overcast too as they start their first day back. >> might be a few peeks of sunshine. much of the day will be kind of cloudy. it feels like miami outside right now. >> without the beach. >> without the beach and the sea breeze. >> right. >> other than that, just like miami. 76 right now in
of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indy advisable, liberty and justice for all. >> she was critically wounded last year during a shooting spree in tucson. she resigned from congress to focus on her recovery. >>> the wife of republican presidential nominee mitt romney is rallying women in northern virginia later today. ann romney is coming to leesburg, holding an event called women for mitt. it kicks off around 11:45 this morning. it's expected to cause traffic problems in the area. >>> checking the other top stories now, the district is reporting its first death from west nile virus and health officials say a second person has been hospitalized. these are the first two cases reported in the district this year. maryland has seen 21 cases including one death. in virginia, there have been five cases, but no one has died. earlier this morning tony spoke with dr. ivan walks, the former director of the d.c. department of health. he explained what you need to look out for. >> three to 14 days you may see symptoms. the thing that lets us go
allegiance to the flag of the united states of america -- >> that is former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords who took to the stage to lead the convention for the pledge of allegiance. it's been about a year and a half since a gunman shot her in the head during a campaign rally in tucson. >>> while mitt romney hits the trail in new hampshire, his wife an will be here in the commonwealth, hosting a rally called women for mitt at the twin oaks riding academy. >>> the southern california region woke up to shaking overnight after a small earthquake hit the beverly hills area around midnight. no injuries or damage reported. >>> not quite as small, a shallow magnitude 5.6 earthquake that hit southwestern china. authorities there say the tremor killed as many as 50 people and damaged 20,000 homes. >>> hurricane leslie is bearing down on the bahamas today. meanwhile, in the gulf of mexico, remnants of hurricane isaac could form into another storm. moist air left over from storms rarely turns into another tropical storm, but it does sometimes happen. >>> it could be a long way for a train on
to the earth. >> reporter: for the first time since the dawn of the space race the united states is reduced to hitching rides on russian spaceships to the international space station. with the 135th and final space shuttle mission 13 months ago the obama administration proposed for fiscal year 2012 a nasa budget of 14 billion, about half what was spent adjusted for inflation in the year of apollo 11. >> nasa has come to the time when they really do need to encourage private industry to start taking on the role. >> reporter: armstrong's few forays into the limelight in recent years were on nasa events and capitol hill where he deplored these funding decisions as embarrassing and unacceptable. >> if the leadership we have acquired through our investment is simply allowed to fadeaway, other nations will surely step in where we have faltered. i do not believe that would be in our best interests. >> reporter: in washington james rosen, fox news. >>> coming up the end is near for the nationals pitching ace. he was on the mound this afternoon in the series finale against the cardinals. lindsay m
-elect. that race is quiet until now. >> today i'm announcing i'm running for the united states senate as an independent because it's time to put partisan politics aside. >> reporter: rob sibani, congressman and author entered the race today. >> i'm asking to you join me today to reject partisanship, reject the entire partisanship that is strangling our children's future. >> reporter: he said he wants to help build double-decker express lanes along the capital beltway in maryland, to invest in maryland's inner cities and prince georges county school children. >> the feed box i get from residents in prince georges county is jobs and education. so $150 million in scholarships to low-income children. i am the only middle-class representative in this race actually fighting for the middle class. not just talking about it. >> reporter: dan is the republican in the race. where's a retired secret service agent who was on the protection details of both presidents bush and obama. he said there is one big issue in this election. >> the economy. i don't mind paying taxes. i don't think anyone does
leamingance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> giffords was critically wounded last year during a shooting spree in tucson. she resigned from congress to focus on her recovery. her rec >>> some of another stories making headlines this morning. district heights police are investigating a shooting that involved an eight-year veteran on the force. this happened yesterday evening on county road. police say the officer opened fire to prevent the escape of a man arrested for allegedly stealing a motorcycle. suspect was shot in the back and taken to a local hospital for treatment. the officer is on administrative leave. >>> the first two cases of the west nile virus have been reported in the district. health officials say one person has died from the virus an another one is in the hospital. maryland has seen 21 cases so far this year including one confirmed death. in virginia, five cases have been reported but no one has died. >>> five dematha high school
the united states against europe. the europeans won two years ago. this year's event takes place at the me dinah country club. the ryder cup continues this week epd, and you can catch it right here on nbc 4 tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. >>> hockey fans, you may have to wait a little longer to see action on the ice. the nhl cancelled the rest of the preseason schedule because of the ongoing lockout. the owners locked out the players earlier this month after the two sides could not agree on a collective bargaining agreement. talks between the nhl owners and players will continue today. the capitals are scheduled to open their season on october 12th at home. >>> the big apple is adding to its reputation. >> the world's biggest ferris wheel is being built on staten island. the $230 million attraction will be called the new york wheel. it will overlook the statue of liberty, new york harbor, and the downtown manhattan skyline. the wheel would have 36 capsules, capable of carrying 40 people each. the structure would swing higher than the single port flier, the london eye, and the high roller whe
president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> reporter: but even some romney supporters have urged him to provide more specifics about how he'll cut trillions and keep defense spending intact. he starts by scaling back health care reform. >> there are other programs that some people like, i even like that we're going to have to cut or eliminate. >> reporter: he gave me a long list of cuts, no more money for amtrak, pbs or national endowment for arts. and the federal work force will not be spared either. >> we'll slowly through attrition reduce government employment by 10%. that saves about $40 billion a year. we have $500 billion in savings per year. that combined with the growing economy at 4% gets us to a balanced budget. >> this retired colonel and romney supporter said he's sold. >> i think the think that resonated the most with me was the fact that he got very specific about how important the economy is to our national security, and then how that translates into support for veterans and how we can take care of our veterans. >> report
, no word on a suspect or a motive. >>> mosquitos are killing more people now in the united states. new numbers from the cdc show the number of cases of west nile virus shot up 25% in the past week to nearly 2,000. 87 people have died from the infection this year. texas has been the hardest hit but no new cases were reported in the district, maryland or virginia. >>> hurricane isaac is long gone, but strong waved stirred up tar balls that were left over from the massive bp oil spill in 2010 forcing beaches in louisiana to close this morning. the tar balls are showing up in parts of the gulf coast that previously appeared to be clean. >>> we have some sad news to report this morning from the world of sports. former baltimore ravens owner art modell has died. his son david says he passed away at 4 a.m. at johns hopkins hospital this morning. modell had been hospitalized for organ failure. he bought the cleveland browns in 1961 and moved the teambaltimore in 1996 -- team to baltimore in 1996. this is the front page of the ravens' website this morning with a tribute to modell. his son was a
in the united states with two dozen more killed in the caribbean. >>> the president will be in saint john the baptist parish to see recovery efforts firsthand. homeland security was in louisiana and mississippi yesterday. and republican presidential nominee mitt romney visited areas of louisiana last friday. >>> to down south comes in the middle of a campaign blitz. democratic delegates are gathering in the tar heel state. nicole continues our coverage live in charlotte inside the time warner cable arena. good morning. i see you are inside now ready to go. >> reporter: yes. we're inside here. it's pretty quiet out there. we're expecting about 6,000 delegates to start taking these seats tomorrow. i can show you the floor here. it's pretty quiet. but you can see the areas where each of these states will have the delegates sit. the media is getting ready and setting up. we're reporting on this before the convention starts tomorrow. security here very tight. we're at time warner cable arena. but thursday, president obama will accept the nomination in a different venue at the bank of america s
reportedly fears for his safety. he already faces possible legal action by the united states government. after his identity went public he could face al qaeda retaliation. >>> 8:29. tucker barnes rejoins us here at the desk with more on today's forecast. >> yeah. more of the same unfortunately. warm hood conditions expected this afternoon. there could be showers and thunderstorms with warm, humid conditions expected this afternoon. tomorrow more of the same. so it's the remnants of isaac. there is nothing kicking it through the area so it will hang out for a few more days. but it's going to get better. on the seven-day it feels like september here towards the end so something to look forward to. let's start with a look at temperatures at reagan national. not cooling off a lot overnight. that's the other story. the overnight temperatures only in the mid-70s with all the cloud cover and the humidity. 77 right now in washington. already bouncing up to 80 annapolis, 81 quantico. dew point are low to the mid- 70s in the uncomfortable range and just like yesterday, you will notice the humidit
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